I have big plans for November. Big, big plans.
November will most likely be my last full month as the parent of a single child (the due date for my second child is December 11) and I plan to do as much as I can in that time.
My November this year is already busy. I have several work trainings to attend and much paperwork to fill out and submit before I take my leave from work right before the Thanksgiving holiday. I will be having weekly appointments with my obstetrician and preparing our home for the new baby. Plus, I’ll be doing it all while I’m very pregnant.
In addition to that, I am also participating in NaNoWriMo, a (mostly online) program for writing a novel in one month, as November is National Novel Writing Month. If you are interested in writing a novel, I highly suggest you check out the website. This will be my sixth year participating and it has done wonders for me as a writer. I have gained experience, learned from others’ experiences, received much-appreciated pep-talks and support, and I have several novel manuscripts to show for it!
In additional addition, I will be playing the Minimalist Game in November. Originally created by The Minimalists, Anthony from Break the Twitch is recruiting a bunch of people to participate this November. I am participating next month because I have been working on the 2015 in 2015 Decluttering Challenge created by Rachel over at Nourishing Minimalism and although I have gotten rid of 1470 items so far this year, I still have 545 items that need to go to win the challenge. If I win the Minimalist Game next month, and get rid of 465 things in November, I will only have to get rid of 80 more things before the end of the year to successfully complete the challenge.
Oh yeah, I’m also helping to babysit my nephew for a week while my parents go on vacation.
I may be biting off much more than I can chew next month, and if that turns out to be the case, I’ll just have to spit some back out and slow down. We’ll see what happens and what I can do. No matter what, I’m planning on a very slow and relaxing December where I do nothing but care for and welcome my new baby to the world.